Chris Pratt, Angelina Jolie, Taylor Swift and Hollywood's 26 Rule Breakers of 2014

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THR's fourth annual year-end celebration of entertainment's movers and shaker-uppers — including Michael Keaton, the cast of 'Boyhood' and more — features four covers

This story first appeared in the Jan. 9 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Amid a time of high anxiety in Hollywood, The Hollywood Reporter’s annual year-end reckoning recognizes 
the risk-takers who rewrote the town’s 
narrative, rebelled against convention 
and delivered results — all while offering 
a few fantastic plot twists of their own.

Angelina Jolie’s storied evolution from wild child to industry A-student has resulted in her calling all her own shots, from becoming only the second major actress-director in Hollywood after Jodie Foster (Jolie's Unbroken premieres Dec. 25) to taping a chicken pox video that provides one of the more charming (and authentic) excuses for not being able to promote it. “I feel you can do whatever you want in this life. So long as you don’t hurt anybody, you can do anything,” she tells THR.

The cast of Boyhood committed 12 years to Richard Linklater’s unprecedented look at a broken family, while two new unlikely Hollywood power duos brought the fun back to franchises, from The Lego Movie and 22 Jump Street filmmakers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller to Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer/director James Gunn and star Chris Pratt. Says Pratt: "Every rule said you don’t make a movie with a raccoon with a gun.”

Read below for the full Rule Breakers 2014 list:

See Exclusive Portraits of the Rule Breakers

Angelina Jolie on Ditching Her Team, Directing Brad Pitt: "A Therapist Would Have a Field Day"

'Guardians of the Galaxy's' Chris Pratt, James Gunn Photographed in Bed Together, Reading Comic Books

Taylor Swift Reveals Surprising Industry Reaction to Spotify Decision

'Chef' Director Jon Favreau, Roy Choi Reunite: "Now We Get to Make a Real Restaurant"

Film Fighters, All in One Frame: J.J. Abrams, Judd Apatow, Bennett Miller, Christopher Nolan and Edgar Wright

'How to Get Away With Murder's' Viola Davis: Why I'm Happy to No Longer Play "Sassy"

'Birdman' Star Michael Keaton Snaps at Reporter: "That's Lazy and a Cliche"

Ethan Hawke Reveals Early Concerns Over 'Boyhood's' 12-Year Shoot: "It Could Fall Totally Flat on Its Face"

'Transparent' Boss Reveals the Moment She Decided to Make a Show About a Transgender Parent

Deal of the Year: Disney's Nearly $1B Acquisition of Maker Studios

John Green, Shailene Woodley and 'Fault in Our Stars' Producers Reunite

'Lego Movie' Filmmakers Reveal Fib Told to Warner Bros.

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